- To enhance students' knowledge of the prairie through independent
observations of visual materials, particularly historical photographs.
- To teach students the principles of using visual materials as sources
Students will examine a photograph of the unique compass
plant. Clues to interpretation of the photograph will lead them to
discover the natural properties of this interesting plant. Because the
lower leaves of the plant orient themselves north and south, pioneers
used the plant as a way of orienting themselves directionally while traversing
Tips For Teachers
Tips on what to look for when examining a photograph.